Courtesy of The Jim Henson Company/Museum of the Moving Image.

Jim Henson Exhibition at CJM Next Year

The Contemporary Jewish Museum (The CJM) has announced its exhibitions for the 2022 calendar year.

One particular show should be popular with ferry riders, as Kemit the Frog is a featured guest. As any child will tell you, Kermit adored any and all pastimes related to aquaculture and water transit.

On view March 31–August 14, 2022, The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited presents Jim Henson’s groundbreaking work for both film and television, and explores the social impact of his work and his indelible mark on popular culture.

The exhibition will feature over 150 artifacts, including more than 25 beloved puppets, among them: Kermit the Frog, Beaker, and Scooter, from The Muppets; Bert, Ernie, Grover, and Count von Count from Sesame Street; Red and Wembley from Fraggle Rock; Ludo and Fiery from The Labyrinth; and Jen, Kira, and Aughra from The Dark Crystal. Through character sketches, storyboards, scripts, photographs, costumes, puppets, and behind-the-scenes footage, the show lends insight into Henson’s boundless imagination.

While Henson and Kermit were not Jewish, this work “celebrates diversity and inclusion,” say CJM spokesmen.

The exhibition reveals how Henson and his team of builders, performers, and writers created an unparalleled body of work, sharing characters and stories that represent diverse backgrounds and abilities, and inspire people of all ages to look beyond differences and cultivate a more compassionate, inclusive world.

Here, see Jim Henson as he takes flight in his 1965 Oscar-nominated short film Time Piece, a surreal, symbolic and satirical look at the human experience